8 goals and 3 assists in 11 games - Arsenal's Dan Crowley is on fire

Dan Crowley playing for England

Wonder kid Dan Crowley found the net once again as Arsenal Under-21s were held to a 2-2 draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Arsenal have high expectations of Dan Crowley and, judging by his recent form, it's easy to see why. 

The Gunners have a proud history of bringing top talent through their academy and in Crowley they are doing it again, even if he did start his apprenticeship at Aston Villa. 

The 17-year-old, who has been likened to Jack Wilshere, is currently in the best form of his career and the 25-yard free-kick he powered into the back of the net on Monday night is all the evidence needed to suggest Arsenal have, potentially, a future England international in the making. 

In the youngster's last 11 appearances in all competitions, he has scored eight and created three goals, which includes a hat-trick and an assist in the 4-3 win over Anderlecht in the UEFA Youth League.

Talking to Arsenal.com before the Wolves game, Crowley admitted that he was enjoying his football at the minute and was glad to be on the winning side.

“I’m loving my football at the moment,” Crowley said. “Andries Jonker and the academy staff have made it really easy for me. They told me that I’ve got to set up and score more goals - that’s what I’m looking to do.

“We’ve been playing really well. Steve Gatting’s got us going really well, playing good football with runs in behind. It’s nice to be on winning sides."

At 17, there is still a long way to go for the youngster and all he can do for the moment is keep impressing and catching the coaching staff's attention.

If Crowley has a really good end to the season, it wouldn't be surprising to see him either promoted to more first-team duties or even sent out on loan to fine tune his already impressive game next season. 

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